Five months on.. why Sheffield Wednesday still yet to file their 2018/19 accounts

Sheffield Wednesday are yet to file their accounts for the 2018/19 season nearly five months on from an extended deadline.

Monday, 21st December 2020, 6:00 am

The Owls were one of the many companies to take up the offer of a coronavirus-prompted Government extension having originally been required to submit their accounts to Companies House by the end of April.

The Star revealed back in August that they had missed a subsequent July 31 deadline, the same day that it was confirmed that they would be deducted 12 points by the EFL, understanding that complications around their then-ongoing misconduct charge were holding up the submission of their paperwork as the club launched an appeal.

One of the central difficulties was that it was not known in which set of accounts the controversial £60m sale of Hillsborough stadium should be included in until the dust settled on the legal wrangle with the authority.

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Sheffield Wednesday are yet to hand over their accounts for the 2018/19 season, some nine months on from an original March deadline.

Some 43 days after that successful appeal verdict saw Wednesday handed back six points it is understood that these complications remain and so Wednesday are yet to hand their accounts over to either Companies House or the EFL.

The Star has been given no indication that this is of any immediate concern to the EFL and we are lead to believe at least one other Football League club is yet to hand over their accounts.

It is understood that there are further problems in that the ongoing uncertainty thrown up by the coronavirus crisis, including if and when supporters will be allowed into stadiums, are making it difficult for all football clubs including Wednesday to make accurate projections heading into 2021.

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